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Priory Gate House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Totnes, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.4315 / 50°25'53"N

Longitude: -3.6865 / 3°41'11"W

OS Eastings: 280311

OS Northings: 60427

OS Grid: SX803604

Mapcode National: GBR QM.T6KZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 375X.7MB

Entry Name: Priory Gate House

Listing Date: 7 January 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1235702

English Heritage Legacy ID: 426502

Location: Totnes, South Hams, Devon, TQ9

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Totnes

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Totnes St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


1.
5180 FORE STREET
(North Side)
------------
No 65
(Priory Gate House)
SX 8060 SW 2/41A 7.1.52.

II* GV

2.
Later C16 merchants house refaced earlier C19. On site of Priory gatehouse (plaque).
Incorporates masonry party walls of former C16 building with moulded corbel of
former 1st floor jetty. 3 storeys, 2 windows. Hipped Welsh slate roof with coved
eaves cornice. Timber-framed slate-hung front. Flush-framed sash windows with
exposed boxing and glazing bars. Modern shopfront. Rear facade retains original
7-light mullioned window to ground floor with ovolo mouldings, and doorway with
ovolo mouldings. Back ground floor room (former parlour) with Elizabethan plaster
ceiling with decorated rib work and moulded ceiling beams; earlier C17 panelling.
Mid C18 open staircase with closed string, turned balusters and square newels.
Part of 1st floor gallery at rear survives; rebuilt as closet with 2-light mullioned
window with ovolo mouldings and stay bars; muntin and plank partition and internal
half-timbering show traces of painted decoration. 1st floor back room (former
hall) with early C17 chimney piece with bolection moulding. Grade II* for interior.


Listing NGR: SX8031160427

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